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Horizontal Cladding / Weatherboarding

Weatherboarding is the second type of nine, thin-walled 'special facades' that are treated here at FassadenGrün. On this page such formwork is illuminated, based on image examples shown- also in 'Special Facades' eight mounting variants are suitable here. The page will help you to find suitable growth technology for your wood paneling. It should be noted yet: With some creepers, structural damage may occur if these penetrate wood paneling and continue growing.

Properties of Weatherboarding

Weatherboarding is widely used in Nordic countries such as Sweden and Norway and fascinate with their archaic character. They consist of horizontally superimposed siding boards (lap siding, clapboard) aged as weather boards. These are usually about 18-24 mm thick and often treated with glazes or colors. They are nailed, screwed, or stapled to the underlying boards; usually these attachment points are visible and thus the location of the substructure can also be read. Modern weathered boards are sometimes not 'real,' because only the appearance of a weather boarding is imitated, under it hide façade profiles with tongue and groove ( 'shed formwork' or 'wedge formwork'), bringing constructive advantages. Please check then, if necessary, under 'profile boarding'. For subsequent anchoring we recommend the drill cassette UB 77777.

Variants for Installing Growth Systems

Lap siding is less stable than wooden formwork that is lain together (i.e. in the ‘tongue and groove' board variety), and do not act as statically as a 'Panel' and can thus only handle less bending-buckling loads of plants.  Assessing loads on growth ropes and their stretching boundaries are given here, for example, 250 kg load with a 3 mm rope is correct.  Forget using heavy and solid kits (4 mm rope) therefore, and in case of doubts, install rope balancing springs in the rope course when using 3 mm ropes.

 All variants are possible up to No. 07, but for static reasons variant 05 (mount in outer shell AND lying behind battens) is preferable. Because of the sloping support surface with lap siding, cable systems with eyebolts ('Easy Kits') are particularly problematic, for they allow only a small rope from the wall. Otherwise for example - light and medium kits – Cladding or lap siding is sometimes inclined to accept a slanted state of threaded shafts, which may be visually a problem but not necessarily a functionally problem.

In focus here are the cover panels of the holders (anchors), requiring an approximately planar contact surface. With taper washers made of stainless steel or with Foster drills, it is possible to make this contact area work - please ask if necessary. In variant 08, the problem is eliminated.

Historic, irregular weather boarding with grapevine
Historic weather boarding
Old weatherboarding formwork with clematis
Old weatherboarding formwork
Building wood paneling on a newly built house, the substructure is still visible.
Building wood paneling
Variant 08: WM 12XX2 bonded composite mortar
Weatherboarding with wall mount
Variant 08: WM 12XX2 by insulation in wooden stand
Fastening into cladding
Historic wooden construction with weather boarding, trumpet creeper
wood frame construction with green weatherboarding